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Blue lagoon spa, Iceland - heated by water released from the nearby geothermal plant, and still carrying some of the dissolved components picked up underground.

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The Blue Lagoon, a human built pond near Reykjavik iN Iceland where water from one of the geothermal plants is released. The Blue color is due to high amounts of dissolved compounds in the water. This is one of the most visited tourist sites in Iceland. 

“I was on tour with the Foo Fighters in 2003 when we made a stop in Iceland. We had heard about the blue lagoon geothermal spa and were all really excited to check it out.

I decided to wade in with my widelux to capture the huge expanse of blue water. Soon after this, the band descended on a small town on the coast for dinner, where we could hear a band rehearsing in a garage down the street. Turned out to be a few teenagers, and before you know it the band joined these kids playing in the garage…of course, Dave asked the boys to open up for the Foo Fighters the following night in Reykjavik” - Danny Clinch

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Iceland’s blue lagoon - warm waters released from a nearby geothermal power plant create an artificial pond visited by many tourists.